New Netflix kids' series "The Baby-Sitters Club" features transgender child character

by Adam Ford · Jul 27th, 2020 4:26 pm

Last Updated Jul 29th, 2020 at 3:27 pm

Netflix's new kids' series "The Baby-Sitters Club" — a reboot of the 1990s show with the same name, both of which are based on the popular book series by Ann M. Martin — features a young child character who is a boy and identifies as a transgender girl.

Plot lines in the series explore the child's gender identity from a very progressive worldview, going into detailed explanations about how the boy is "really a girl" and even having a main character rebuke two doctors in a hospital for referring to the child as "he" (bottom video):

At the end of a lengthy Twitter thread celebrating the character, Netflix said:

So, we have no choice but to stan The Baby-Sitters Club, our unproblematic queens and queer allies.

And more importantly: stan Bailey and all the very real children like her who know who they are.

According to the thread, the trans character "Mary Anne" is featured in Episode 4.


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